Beyond Bullets & Blades

Fort Ticonderoga introduces a rare opportunity to go beyond the exhibition case to examine and handle original 18th-century weapons with the supervision and knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga’s expert staff. 

This specialty experience offers participants the opportunity to learn how artisans in Europe and America transformed iron, brass, and wood into weapons that decided empires and revolutions. Feel the bulk and imagine what it was like for the soldiers of the 18th-century to carry these very weapons into battle.

For over a century, Fort Ticonderoga has been recognized for its extensive and encyclopedic collection of historic weapons, preserving North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection.